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A past participle of show.
a past participle of show
v. showed, shown showed, show•ing, v.t.
1. to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display.
2. to present or perform as a public entertainment or spectacle: to show a movie.
3. to indicate; point out: to show the way.
4. to guide; escort: Show her in.
5. to make known; explain: He showed what he meant.
6. to reveal; demonstrate: Your work shows promise.
7. to register; mark: The thermometer showed 10 below zero.
8. to exhibit or offer for sale: to show a house.
9. to allege, as in a legal document: to show cause.
10. to produce, as facts in an affidavit or at a hearing.
11. to offer; grant: to show mercy.v.i.
12. to be or become visible: Does my slip show?
13. to be manifested in a certain way: to show to advantage.
14. to put on an exhibition or performance: Several designers are showing now.
15. to make an appearance; show up.
16. to finish third, as in a horse race.
17. show off,
a. to display to advantage: The gold frame shows off the picture beautifully.
b. to present for admiration or approval: young parents showing off their new baby.
c. to seek attention by ostentatious or insistent display of one's talent, possessions, achievements, etc.
18. show up,n.
a. to make known; reveal: It showed up the flaws in the plan.
b. to appear as specified; be seen: White shows up well against the blue.
c. to come to or arrive at a place.
d. to make (another) seem inferior; outdo.
19. a theatrical production, performance, or company.
20. a radio or television program.
21. a motion picture.
22. an exposition of products by various manufacturers in a particular industry.
23. exhibition: a show of Renoirs.
24. ostentatious display: all show and no substance.
25. a display or demonstration: a show of courage.
26. the position of the competitor who comes in third, as in a horse race. Compare place (def. 24b), win (def. 15).
27. appearance; impression: to make a sorry show.
28. a sight or spectacle.
a. the first appearance of blood at the onset of menstruation.
b. a blood-tinged mucous discharge from the vagina that indicates the onset of labor.
[before 900; Middle English showen, s(c)hewen to look at, show, Old English scēawian to look at]